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North AlabamaWorks names Jason Pickering of Mazda Toyota Manufacturing as chair

Jason Pickering of Mazda Toyota Manufacturing has been named Chair of North AlabamaWorks (NAW), the Regional Workforce Council of North Alabama. He'll assume leadership...

‘Working for Alabama’ signed into law as state sets course for economic, workforce growth

After a landmark legislative effort across both the Alabama House and Senate, identified as a top priority in Governor Kay Ivey's 2024 State of...

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Ellen McNair discusses state’s economic vision, threats from unionization effort

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Ellen McNair joined Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal last week to discuss her economic professional background, approach to crafting strategy,...

Ledbetter: Working for Alabama serves job-seekers, employers, families, and the next generation

As the Working for Alabama legislative package moves through the process, Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter addressed the wide range of Alabamians the...

Top industry, elected officials urge full support for Alabama childcare tax credit

One component to the seven-bill Working for Alabama legislative package awaits a vote from the Alabama Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation Education related...

Alabama Community College System launches new programs to boost employment with DHR partnership

The Alabama Community College System introduced three new programs designed to address employment, child care, and recidivism. Supported by the Alabama Department of Human Resources,...

BCA launches Working for Alabama statewide ad campaign to promote ‘historic’ workforce transformation effort

As the Working for Alabama legislative package moves through the legislature to address a range of workforce and economic development opportunities currently faced by...

Working for Alabama: Lawmakers advance bills to position state workforce, economy for gains

This week, both chambers of the Alabama Legislature advanced bills to address a vulnerability in Alabama’s workforce and economy: Almost half of the state’s...

Two Rivers Lumber Co. investing $115M into Coosa County for new sawmill

A state-of-the-art sawmill is coming to Coosa County, thanks to a recent $115 million investment from Demopolis-based Two Rivers Lumber Co. The new operation...

Stadthagen to BCA: UAW’s Alabama expansion is an attempt to hijack state’s success

Alabama House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen addressed the Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday regarding the looming UAW threat to Alabama's "crown jewel" industry. During...

Jason Puckett: Childcare tax credits in Alabama good for business, great for parents

The business community is united in its belief that expanding access to quality affordable childcare is essential to alleviating some of the burden caused...

Mayor Sandy Stimpson: Building Alabama’s workforce is a call for affordable housing solutions

As Mayor of Mobile, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges Alabama faces in attracting and retaining a strong workforce. Local businesses are eager to...

Union boss escalates attacks on Governor Kay Ivey in tirade at North Carolina rally

United Auto Workers (UAW) president Shawn Fain took his war of words against Alabama Governor Kay to new heights on Tuesday during a rally...

Majority Leader Livingston to BCA: Alabama to benefit from transformative workforce legislation

Alabama Senate Majority Leader Steve Livingston addressed the Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday morning to discuss Working for Alabama, the Alabama Workforce Transformation...

Building Alabama’s future workforce: Over 5,300 companies partner with ACCS

Across Alabama, businesses of all sizes are facing a crucial challenge: Finding skilled workers. More than 5,000 businesses who collaborate with the Alabama Community...

Jimmy Rane: Working for Alabama will build stronger workforce, economy and communities

As an entrepreneur who started a humble, two-man business nearly 55 years ago that today employs more than 2,000, I am well aware that...

Jon Barganier: Child care is the foundation of Alabama’s workforce

Childcare is an essential resource for Alabama’s working parents, yet the supply of quality, affordable, and accessible childcare is not keeping up with the...

Industry investment in Alabama exceeded $6.4 billion in 2023

Governor Kay Ivey announced some exciting economic news for the state on Tuesday. Ivey revealed that in 2023, companies from across the globe invested over...

Alabama’s regional workforce challenges require regional solutions, Pro Tem Reed says

Now over halfway into the 2024 state legislative session, Senate Pro Tem Greg Reed visited with Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal last week and...

State Sen. Gudger: Child care is the industry that keeps Alabama working – it’s time to invest in it

Every parent knows that raising a family comes with important decisions: where to send your child to school, what after-school activities they will participate...

Energy industry training center in Jasper will expand ACCS, Alabama Power HVAC program

A facility to educate and train prospective energy sector professionals is set to be built in Jasper, Alabama. Beyond a new state-of-the-art building, a...

Southern Roots Nut Company announces $16.6 million expansion in Dothan processing facility

Alabama is already known agriculturally nationwide for its pecan production. Now, that profile is set to grow even further after New Mexico-based Southern Roots Nut...

Launch, Singing River Trail collaborate for 3rd annual Launch Tank competition

North Alabama entrepreneurs will soon have the opportunity to compete in a Shark Tank-style event that could earn them as much as $25,000 in...

Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama support Gov. Ivey’s pushback of UAW

As Governor Kay Ivey continues her fight against the United Auto Workers unionization effort at the Mercedes plant, officials across the state are sharing...